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U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Norman
Year Founded: 1990
President of Sales and Co-owner: Vernon McKown
Full-Time Employees in State: 82
Part-Time Employees in State: 31
Serving the Oklahoma City metro and Stillwater areas, Ideal Homes offers five product lines and more than 60 floor plans, with 150 elevations ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet. The company operates as a fully integrated home-building team that develops, designs, builds, sells, finances and warrants new residences.
Back at the office, however, employees enjoy a “bring your kids to work” day with various events planned throughout so children can see what their parents’ job roles are and can interact with the building process.
Employees enjoy a half-day off during employee appreciation week, where the company arranges for them to play golf, get a manicure/pedicure or go to the movies. And then there’s the hoedown party at a barn, complete with barbecue, pony rides, bucking bull and hayrides.
Ideal Homes’ social committee plans and organizes social events to create a great place to work. One such event was a softball game, where employees were given a half-day off to team with fellow co-workers and play.
The Staff Member of the Quarter, who is selected by peer nomination, receives $200 cash and public recognition at the staff meeting.
Oh, and on hot summer days, snow cones are provided. (We’re a little envious of that one!)